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#114862 5-Mar-2013 18:13
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https://i.imgur.com/ata1zEb.jpg

How hard would it be to DIY a master filter install in to that?

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  #775155 5-Mar-2013 18:15
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It should be fine; they're designed to fit inside the ETP box. You might have some fun squeezing all the wires back in.




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  #775158 5-Mar-2013 18:23
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DarthKermit: It should be fine; they're designed to fit inside the ETP box. You might have some fun squeezing all the wires back in.


From a quick google the wiring looks pretty straight forward.

Can anyone confirm or deny if this is true?

 
 
 
 


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  #775174 5-Mar-2013 18:55
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Well I can't even get the box open! Even with different sizes of a flat-head screwdriver! Lol..




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  #775175 5-Mar-2013 18:57
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sonyxperiageek: Well I can't even get the box open! Even with different sizes of a flat-head screwdriver! Lol..


They usually have security screws (called Torx tri-wing). You can get a security bit set from Bunnings or the like.




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  #775185 5-Mar-2013 19:10
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Instal of the filter itself is fairly straightforward, even with only basic tools. The two more difficult parts are identification of the existing set-up, and drawing the new cable to the modem jack.

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  #775186 5-Mar-2013 19:13
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If you know where all the wires go, easy. If not you can spend quite some time tracing through all the jack-points in the home.




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  #775302 5-Mar-2013 21:49
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and taking a look at the colour combinations of the wires that have been connected (red & black) away to some of the jack points / That combination dosent make a twisted pr / you will likely have DSL issues without a filter.

The correct combinations in the white cables, with the rainbow colours, (known as a 6way) are Red & White, Blue & Green and Orange & Black - these pairs have low twist rates - these cables are OK for DSL. The Grey sheathed version of this cable generaly isnt made up of twisted pairs (all the wires were twisted together - and are not realy suitable fro DSL.

This type of cable was superceded by the white cable with 2 pairs (blue/bluewhite Orange/Orangewhite) (known as home lan) these have better twist rates and are more suitable for DSL delivery


Cat5/6 cables have a similar twit rate and are the best for DSL delivery

 
 
 
 




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  #775337 5-Mar-2013 22:57
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InstallerUFB: and taking a look at the colour combinations of the wires that have been connected (red & black) away to some of the jack points / That combination dosent make a twisted pr / you will likely have DSL issues without a filter.

The correct combinations in the white cables, with the rainbow colours, (known as a 6way) are Red & White, Blue & Green and Orange & Black - these pairs have low twist rates - these cables are OK for DSL. The Grey sheathed version of this cable generaly isnt made up of twisted pairs (all the wires were twisted together - and are not realy suitable fro DSL.

This type of cable was superceded by the white cable with 2 pairs (blue/bluewhite Orange/Orangewhite) (known as home lan) these have better twist rates and are more suitable for DSL delivery


Cat5/6 cables have a similar twit rate and are the best for DSL delivery


Thanks for the thorough explanation :D I'll give this some more thought before giving it a try.

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